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arrived with their parents at mcmillan elementary school. kindergarten classrooms are limited to 21 students in order to provide one-on-one interaction with the teacher. superintendent pat skorkowsky believes a six hour day of learning sets the foundation for a successful future. ((pat skorkowsky superintendent, clark county school district: one of the things that we found is many of our students don't have a pre kindergarten experience. this is their first experience in school and with a half day kindergarten program, three hours, makes it very difficult to not only teach the skills that they need to be successful in school writing, and the math.)) >> last year, state legislators approved the funding for full-day kindergarten... allocating 142-million dollars. that money also provides two meals for all kindergarten students. ((karen castro)) >> here at keller middle school, they are also starting up the first student council and a new mentorship program. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now.
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school year with a teacher shortage again? ((karen castro)) yes, about 320 teaching positions are still open. ((kirsten joyce)) and making sure all those students get to school safely is the focus of police this week.. police will be watching for dangerous driving behaviors in and around schools. north las vegas police had a strong presence at this elementary school and cheyenne and alexander this morning. sergeant sean walker says the goal is to educate drivers; (( sgt. sean walker, nlvpd : you have to be aware of the school zone that are around you though, because some are in effect all throughout the school day, some are only in effect when students ar around. )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> any minor violation in a school zone will result in four
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calendar year--- your license can be revoked./// ((kirsten joyce)) for the last week.. the push for the school district has been to make sure everyone is enrolled. a week ago.. about 90-thousand students had not yet. enrollment must be done online through ccsd's infinite campus. infinite campus can also be accesed at any school or library. and everyone must register every year. a legislative bill that now bases funding on the average of the total enrollment of each school day. so that means funding could be lost if students are not signed up many of you are sharing back to school pictures on our 8 newsnow facebook page. ruby said 5th and 3rd grade.. buses on time.. what more could you ask for. and elizabeth said.. first day of 3rd grade.. he was excited. ((kirsten joyce)) and it was a nice day for a walk to school. and august is going out with a bang... moving back up into triple digits for the final days.. sherry swensk is in the weather center to tell us about it...
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school for clark county kids... as we expected it would be.... and a hot finish to august. ............ the weekend was nice - in the 90s - but the hotter 100s are taking over to close out august this week. ............ right now we have 90s around the valley... with relatively low .......... the winds will stay light today... but should pick up a little tomorrow and more on wednesday. ........... afternoon highs will rise to the low 100s and should peak around 103 today. we'll look ahead to labor day weekend in your full weather now forecast./// ((kirsten joyce)) two separate people died at lake mead over the
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one happened saturday... when a 48-year o0ld man died in a scuba diving accident. he was a 27-year-veteran of the tampa police department and in another similar incident a 63-year-old woman died while snorkeling in the overton arm without a life jacket. the official cause of deaths have not been determined by the coroner yet.////// ((kirsten joyce)) you may soon see more drones flying around in the valley's skies. for the commercial use of drones goes into effect today. under the rules... drones may not fly higher than 400 feet.... or at night... and they must be in visual sight of the operator. pilots must pass an aeronautical exam first../// ((kirsten joyce)) both of the valley's gold medal winners are being honored this week. gold and bronze medal olympic swimmer cody miller is being honored in a ceremony at desert breeze aquatic facility tonight at 4:30. his former swim team.. the sandpipers of nevada..
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brager are putting it on.// ((kirsten joyce)) and gold medal winning bmx biker connor fields is getting his own day tomorrow. the henderson city council is making it official tomorrow night at the whitney mesa bmx track. he is the first u-s gold medalist in bmx history./// ((kirsten joyce)) crowds of fans gathered to pay tribute to mexican superstar juan gabrieaf the singer- songwriter was an icone of the latin music world. he died at the age of 66 at his home in california. in ciudad juarez where he grew up... crowds gathered to remember him. gabriel sold more than 100 million albums.. and had hits that topped the mexican charts for a whole year./// ((kirsten joyce)) colin (kap-er-nick) kaepernick is doubling down. the nfl quarterback further explains his rationale for not standing during the national anthem... next on 8 news now, the valley's news leader.
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brian loftus, kirsten joyce and sherri
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the man killed in a shootout with an n-h-p trooper on friday has been identified. troopers say 41-year-old matthew gibbon in a car with two other people.. when they were pulled over for a traffic violation.. near boulder highway and u-s 95. gibbon fled the car and the trooper chased after him. he shot at the trooper.. who returned fire. a bullet hit the trooper in his bulletproof vest and badge.. but he is expected to be okay. the trooper has been placed on routine administrative leave penn /// ((kirsten joyce)) nfl quarterback colin kaepernick (kap-er-nick) is doubling down on his refusal to stand for the national anthem. he says he will remain seated until things change... even if it costs him his job. hena daniels has reaction from his team-mates and coaches. (track practice vo kpix) 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick remains defiant - saying he will continue to sit through the national anthem - until he sees progress in race
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when there is significant change, and i feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent and the country represents the way who its suppose to represent i'll stand during a pre-season game last friday, kaepernick willingly warmed the bench as the star spangled banner played... protesting, he says, the way african americans are treated in this country. (t kpix/kaepernick/ sun0097/1:30) there are a lot of things that need to change, one in specific is police brutality there are people being murdered unjustly and not being held accou killing people ostracized and criticized - kaepernick's stance has alienated some football fans... giants wide receiver victor cruz says he disagrees with kaepernick's decision to sit: (cruz) you've got to respect the flag and stand up with your teammates. the bi- racial quarter back's social media pages are filled with posts supporting the black lives matter movement. some of his teammates are voicing support: (he's done what he believes and what he thinks is right, at the end of the day, we are still going to support
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part of our team. in a statement, 49ers head coach chip kelly said the team would not stop kaepernick from sitting during the national anthem in the future - claiming its his right as a citizen. hena daniels cbs news. ((kirsten joyce)) the nfl says it encourages but does not require players to stand during the national anthem./// ((kirsten joyce)) back open.. after being closed for safety. we explain why lake las vegas was not allowing swimmers for the last week... way this week... still ahead on 8 news now the valley's news leader. ((you're watching 8
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lake las vegas is back open after it closed for 5 days following heavy monsoon rains last week. the lake says it is a routine
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they do it to prevent people from coming into contact with contaminants. they say people can still go out on the boats.. they just don't allow swimming. testing showed no issues with the water./// ((sherry swensk)) a great day for kids getting back to school...and a warm finish to august.... hopefully all of those water fountains are working on school campuses today. .................... sunny skies out there at noon... warming to 90 on saturday and to the mid 90s sunday. ................ but we're already there right now and still warming up for the next few hours. ........... with warm sunshine...
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playground and walking home from school. highs in the low 100s through the last few days of august this week. ............. high pressure responsible for the heat up... then an area of low pressure will increase the winds over the next couple of days. .............. two tropical systems are being watched today - one in the gulf of mexico and the other off the coast of the carolinas. .............
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above normal with light breezes. midweek breezes will help cool temps off a little for labor day weekend - dropping to upper 90s through the holiday.
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disease. the real time imaging system that is giving patients an easier time handling the disa valley's news leader. ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.)) ((kirsten joyce)) ((kirsten joyce)) for patients with brain december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the aftermath, congressman joe heck had the chance to ban suspected terrorists from buying guns. heck voted "no." 23 times. individuals on the fbi terror watch list have purchased firearms over 2,000 times. it's not just that joe heck
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to let them keep doing it.... 23 times. senate majority pac is responsible for the content
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disease, early diagnosis can mean earlier intervention and treatment. right now most patients are not diagnosed until they are showing symptoms of the disease. as martie salt shows us,
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parkinson's-like brain changes well before anyone sees signs of the disease. seventy-one year old timothy "ted" mccarthy is retired from the n-y-p-d, but prides himself on staying sound in mind and body. "i see other people and they are around the same age as me. i don't think they are as spry or mentally alert." with a family history of dementia, ted is determined to stay healthy as long as he can. ("when i say begin, i would like u letters of the alphabet out loud.") researchers studying the link between mobility and cognition are using a new approach: a real-time imaging system called fnirs (f-neers), functional near-infrared spectroscopy. fnirs uses light to monitor changes in blood oxygenation in a person's pre-frontal cortex. "which is involved in many important higher order functionings, like task switching, organization,
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during tests, researchers ask participants to walk and talk at the same time. "dividing this attention is sometimes a problem when you get old, or when you have early signs of disease of the brain, like alzheimer's, parkinson's or stroke." with fnirs patients are able to move around freely, unlike an m-r-i. researchers say those who have mild parkinsonian symptoms, don't look like they are having a tough time. "until you examine the brain using fnir and you discover it is actually straining researchers say by identifying problems early on, they can intervene right away. "for 71, i think i'm doing okay." i'm martie salt, reporting. ((kirsten joyce)) ted mccarthy has been part of the research for five years and is showing no indication of dementia or parkinson's. /// ((kirsten joyce)) the burning man counter-culture festival is underway.... how many are attending this year... next on 8 news now, the valley's news leader.///
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((kirsten joyce)) coming up today on eight news now at four... carrying the weight of the school year parents maye in their backpacks. what doctors want families to think about when it comes to picking the right backpack.//// ((kirsten joyce)) the burning man festival in nevada's black rock desert is off and running. the 9-day counter culture festival kicked off yesterday. it draws about 70-thousand people. it is held in the desert outside gerlach.. which gets renamed black rock city. organizers require that everyone be self sufficient and bring in their own food and drinks.
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man./// ((kirsten joyce)) that's all for 8 news now live at noon.. the valley's news remember that 8 news now is always available at las vegas now dot com, facebook and twitter.
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